Your travel guide to Bali, the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Also known as the Island of Gods, Bali is rich in culture and history that is still very prominent now with old temples that are still in used, festivals and practices. It is also full of natural wonders too like the white sandy beaches, surfers waves, divers paradise spots, mountains to hike and rolling fields of rice paddies and rice terraces. Bali lies to the east of Java and just slightly below the equator line. It has a population of 4.2 million people and unlike the rest of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim, it is home to most of the Hindu minority. The major religion here is Balinese Hinduism. Largest city here is Denpasar with its own airport and the cultural center is Ubud.
Bali Travel Map
Places to Visit
The epicenter of Bali where all the action is, most of the tourists that come here end up spending most of their time in this area. The Denpasar International Airport is located here and the most popular destination Kuta is located here. Although this region expanded with resorts and malls, village life and homestays are still alive and abound.
Nusa Dua – Reputed for having the most lavish beach resort of Bali, people come here for private relaxation along vast stretches of white sandy beaches and indulging in spa and massages.
Kuta – The famous location in Bali, packed with entertaining nightlife, restaurants, bars and shopping centers. If you are looking for an action, here is the place. It is also popular for surfers.
Jimbaran – When one think of Jimbaran, it is all about beachside grilled seafood and romantic moonlight dinners, thanks to the numerous beachside restaurants with candlelit tables set on the sand. Truly a unique experience enjoying seafood on the beach with gentle waves caressing your feet in the sand.
Sanur – a relaxing beach town down southeast coast Bali, appealing to more matured visitors and family. It offers world-class facilities with serene surroundings, a perfect place for holiday cocktail and time with family under the sun.
North and Central Bali
The island’s heart and soul, home to the well-known city Ubud, that is the darling of all creative and art lovers. If Bali is a canvas, then this is the part where there are big green brush strokes of highlands and rice paddy fields dotted with volcanoes.
Ubud – the favourite town of many that is located metaphorically and physically as the center of Bali. It is well known for arts, culture, people and food, with beautiful architectures and many things to do.
Bedugul – almost a darling secret of this part of the region, with imposing mountains, picturesque lakes, beautiful trekking routes and impressive temples. This cool respite in the highlands is well hidden of the radar of tourists and truly worth a visit as an addition to Bali’s off the beaten tracks.
Lovina – a quiet coastal town of North Bali, stretching along 8 km of black sandy beach. This place is famous for its early-morning dolphin trips.
West and East Bali
Amed – a laidback sleepy town that offers a good respite from the usual hustle and bustle of Bali, dotted with local fishermen along its coast.
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